Bicycle Beat took place on 15th February in Gero-city, Gifu-pref, Japan. This was a tournament battle where 8 riders from Gifu-pref competed. The 4 riders who lost their first battle had a second chance to compete for the "Enari cup".
One of competitor Yasushi "Enari" Kajiwara sais: "Bicycle Beat was an event organized by a rider from Gero-city Mikio and Gero-city. Local people ran it, so many children and elder people watched it. It was very good that they tried new things such as movie advertisement and judging by perfection. We want to grow up BMX scene in Gifu-pref by organizing this event again!"
The video above shows the Bicycle beat final and a Kendama performance by Jackson.
Varo Hernandez has been putting in some work, and it really shows in this banging new edit! Lots of nose wheelie control, and even some pretty wild rocket variations are in the mix. Don't miss that ender!
Bobby is working on the second Aloha Jam in Hawaii: "BMX brings us together to ride, but it also brings us together to experience life. Aloha Jam is not a contest, but it is more than just a jam, it’s a BMX Holiday. Get ready to ride and experience an adventure that only a Hawaiian environment and the Aloha Spirit can provide! On the first day, riders will meet at the park for a riding session. The following day, everybody goes to Hanauma Bay to hangout, enjoy snorkeling and the beach scenery! There’s something for everyone at Aloha Jam!"
Better late than never, we missed out on the Ticos Jam results last week! Local rider Harry Sanchez from San Jose won the pro class. Congratulations! The organizers were a bit worried about the rainy weather but the sun finally showed up around noon. 20 total riders enter the contest this year. Scott Powell attended and did a demo in the middle of the event. Novice riders had two 1:30 minutes rounds and the best 3 scores of the 4 judges counted for the ranking. Expert and Pro riders had 4 minute battles (2 minutes each rider). The Pro final battle was between Harry Sanchez and Jorge Vasquez from Pamana. Max Muñoz, Douglas Vasquez, Willy Cordoba (CR) and Scott Powell (USA) were judging.